2018 SWAT Ice Melter 20th Annual Hockey Tournament

Welcome to the Home of the SWAT Ice Melter!

Held Annually in Edmonton, Alberta

Friday - Sunday, March 23-25, 2018

Hosting Teams:
Novice tiers 1-8, Atom tiers 1-8, Peewee tiers 1-8.

  • Over 20 Divisions result in competitive draws
  • Great Schedules using as few arenas per draw as possible
  • Tournament Medals for every team
  • Unequalled Gifts for Players

2018 Tournament Information for Teams

Tournament Info Doc (PDF)

A variety of very useful information that should answer your questions about the Ice Melter.

Team Applications for the 2018 Ice Melter are now Closed.

Thank you to all teams who submitted their applications this year. We have had an overwhelming response again this year. The tournament is currently full. If you would like your team to be added to the waiting list please fill out an application by following the “Team Registration” link on the left hand menu.


2018 Game Schedules for all categories are now available.

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 The 20th Annual SWAT Ice Melter was a huge success!

The tournament hosted 128 teams from all around Alberta, Saskatchewan and NW Territories.

The Tournament committee extends its SINCERE THANKS to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2018 tournament — Volunteers, Referees, Coaches, Players, Managers, Parents & Extended Family!!

A very special THANK YOU to True North Holdings and the other Ice Melter Sponsors. Your contributions truly make this a special event.

We look forward to seeing you all next year. Registration will open December 1st. We had over 230 applications for the 2018 event so please remember to register early!